Islam & Judaism

Muhammad in Jewish Scriptures (The Old Testament)

Muhammad in Jewish Scriptures (The Old Testament)

Muhammad (pbuh) prophesised in the book of Deuteronomy:

Almighty God speaks to Moses in Book of Deuteronomy:

"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."

[The Bible, Deuteronomy 18:18]

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is like Moses (pbuh):

  1. Both had a father and a mother.

  2. Both were married and had children.

  3. Both were accepted as Prophets by their people in their lifetime.

  4. Both besides being Prophets were also kings i.e. they could inflict capital punishment.

  5. Both brought new laws and new regulations for their people.

  6. Both died a natural death.

Muhammad (pbuh) is from among the brethren of Moses (pbuh):

Arabs are brethren of Jews. Abraham (pbuh) had two sons 'Ishmail' and 'Isaac'. The Arabs are the descendants of Ishmail (pbuh) and the Jews are the descendants of Isaac (pbuh).

Words in the mouth:

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was unlettered and whatever revelations he received from God Almighty he repeated it verbatim.

"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."

[The Bible, Deuteronomy 18:18]

Muhammad (pbuh) is prophesised in the book of Isaiah

"And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned."

[The Bible, Isaiah 29:12]

When Archangel Gabriel commanded Muhammad (pbuh) by saying Iqra i.e. "Read", he replied, "I am not learned".

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon

Hebrew text of the Bible: "Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem."

"His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is ALTOGETHER LOVELY. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem."

[The Bible, Song of Solomon 5:16]

In the Hebrew language "im" is added for respect. Similarly "im" is added after the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to make it Muhammadim. In English translation they have even translated the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as "altogether lovely", but in the Old Testament in Hebrew, the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is yet present.

Since name does not need to translate into English so the translated verse should be like this:

"His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is Muhammad. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem."

[The Bible, Song of Solomon 5:16]

All the prophecies mentioned in the Old Testament regarding Muhammad (pbuh) besides applying to the Jews also hold good for the Christians. The Qur'an says

And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, "O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad." But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, "This is obvious magic."

[Al-Qur'an 61:6]
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